Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Some of you, though, need
a little more encouragement. In my book, Mornings
With the Holy Spirit: Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God,
I have shared with the world prophetic words the Holy Spirit has spoken to my
heart over the years during times of prayer, worship and just everyday living.
I believe the following
six utterances, along with Scriptural references and prayer starters, can help
you press into your new beginning. I hope they encourage you as much as they
1. Determine to Follow Your Desires
Determine to follow
your desires, for I have placed those desires in your heart as you have
delighted yourself in Father. As you continue to seek first the Kingdom and Our
righteousness, I will direct your steps on a lighted path that will take you where
We both want you to go. Apart from Christ you can do nothing, but you are not
apart from Christ. You are in Christ, and He is in you. If you determine to
reach His high calling for you and lean and depend on Me to guide you, nothing
shall by any means stop you.
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 37:4;
Matthew 6:33; Proverbs 3:5
You for Your faithfulness to the dreams You have put in my heart. Give me a
determined heart that will not turn to the right or to the left. Help me to
stay focused on Your perfect will for me this day and every day.
2. Look Ahead to Your Destiny
Don't look back. I
know your hurts. I know your wounds. I know your disappointments. I saw the
betrayals. I saw the tears. I was with you through the pain, and I am here to
make it right. I will work it all—the hurt, the disappointment, the
betrayals—together for your good because you love Me and I love you. I will
give you beauty for ashes. But you have to leave those ashes behind so I can
resurrect with newness of life those things the enemy tried to steal, kill and
destroy. Remember Lot's wife. Don't look back.
Your destiny is ahead, and I am leading you toward your dreams. (Photo via
You for Your healing power in my soul. Give me the strength to press beyond the
past and toward my high calling in Christ. Show me how to make the divine
exchange that will give me beauty for ashes, and I will glorify Your name.
3. It's Never Too Late to Start Over
No matter what destruction
the enemy has brought to your life, you can start over again. Father started
over with Noah after the destruction of the Flood. He made a covenant with man
never to flood the earth again. And He has made a covenant with you through His
Son. So be at peace, knowing that when the enemy comes in like a flood, Father
will raise up a standard against him. And what the enemy meant for harm, Father
means for good. You can start again in My grace. It's never too late to start
over in Christ.
PRAYER: Thank You for Your covenant with me.
Thank You for protecting me from the wiles of the enemy. Thank You for giving
me a fresh start in Christ. Anoint me to walk out of the old season and into
what You have planned for me.
4. Forget What Lies Behind
It's a new day.
Forget what lies behind, and press on to what Jesus has for you. Don't let your
mind wander to the people and places of the past, no matter how good or how
bad. If you try to move forward while looking back, you will stumble. You will
stumble over frustration, either because things didn't go the way you hoped or
because your current circumstances do not live up to those of your past. Don't
look back. Stay focused on your mission in Christ. He will take care of the
past, present and future if you keep your mind stayed on Him.
Spirit, when my mind wanders away from Your truth, please speak to my heart and
remind me that the past is the past and the future is bright. Please give me a
glimpse of what lies ahead so I can press on toward that higher calling of God
in Christ Jesus.
5. Prepare for a New Season
I've given you a
gift, and I expect you to use it. You've wondered many times why your gift has
not made room for you. But, My friend, you must take the first step and make
room for the gift. You must put away from you and lay aside those things that
are distracting you from My higher purpose for your life. I want to take you into
deep waters. Prepare yourself now for a new season in which My gifts will
manifest through you for the glory of Christ.
want to glorify Christ with the gifts You've given me. I will yield to You,
Holy Spirit, if You make Your way known to me. Help me to turn away from
anything and everything that's distracting me from Your love, Your presence and
6. I Will Give You Wisdom and Strategies for Victory
Just as I was with
Moses, Joshua and David, empowering them with wisdom and revelation and
delivering them from the hand of the enemy, so I am with you. I am the power
that defeats all your enemies. Speak against your spiritual foes in the name of
Jesus, and I will enforce His will against your enemies—they will fall in
defeat. I will give you wisdom for every battle and reveal strategies for
victory. Just as I was with Moses, Joshua and David, so I am with you.
SCRIPTURE: Zechariah 4:6;
Psalm 31:8; Psalm 24:8
me a revelation of Your presence and an understanding of the power of the name
of Jesus, that I may stand confidently—fearlessly—against the wiles of the
enemy and see Your victory in my life. Thank You for the authority to use